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How should I handle an adverse effect to medication?

Many people have allergies to medications. However, not every adverse effect is an allergy. In some cases, it could be a side effect that has not been seen before. Regardless, understanding the unintended effects of medication on patients is very important for health care providers and pharmaceutical companies. This is why it is essential that you understand how to handle a situation where you experience an adverse effect to medication in Louisiana. 

The dangers of energy drinks

Energy drinks are a very popular product on the market in Louisiana. While the FDA has cleared them for sale, there has been proof these beverages pose a health risk. Consumers should educate themselves about the potential risks of consuming these drinks to avoid serious side effects or health ramifications.

Dangers of electric heaters

As the weather turns colder, some people rely on electric heaters in Louisiana to stay warm. With a fairly nice climate all year round, it is not always essential to warm up a cold home all over. Space heaters can be a nice way to add some warmth to fight off chilly temperatures in just the used areas of a home. However, these heaters also pose a safety risk. Using them properly and understanding their risks is the only way a person can protect their home and family from danger.

How to stay on top of product recalls

Every Louisiana citizen is subject to having a consumer product they have purchased being recalled. According to USA.gov, recalls are issued when a manufacturer discovers a problem with its product that could pose a risk to consumers. For example, this could be that a product was mislabeled or that it is defective. Consumers may be asked to return or exchange the item or to send for a repair kit. In some cases, consumers are alerted they should no longer use the product and provide instructions for obtaining a refund.

Birth control recall due to packaging mistake

Women across Louisiana and the nation should take a look at their birth control. WRAL reports that a pharmaceutical company has issued a recall on a lot of birth control pills that have been placed into the package incorrectly. The lot at issue put placebo pills into the wrong order, which could put those taking the medication at risk of unintended pregnancy.

Recalled inhalers may deliver insufficient doses

Louisiana residents and others who suffer from asthma and rely on inhalers should check the model they are using to see whether it is part of a large-scale, nationwide recall. Per NOLA.com, the recall involves three batches of Ventolin asthma inhalers, and it came about after the manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, received numerous complaints about the medicine inside the devices leaking out.

The most dangerous children’s toys of 2016

As a parent in Louisiana, you likely try to do everything possible to protect your child, but sometimes you may unknowingly bring dangers into your own home. We at Jacqueline A. Scott and Associates work to keep your family safe, which is why we have compiled a list of some of the most dangerous toys that were released in 2016.

Steps to take after a prescription drug recall

When you head to a pharmacy in Louisiana to pick up a prescription drug, you want to believe that the medication you are about to take is not only effective but also safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The law firm of Jacqueline A. Scott and Associates has assisted many clients in obtaining recompense for unsafe products, including prescription drugs.

How can you prove a manufacturer defect?

When you purchase a product from the store, you expect that it will perform its intended job and operate with some form of quality that makes it worth your money. In some cases, however, products may have design flaws or may be put together incorrectly, causing them to malfunction. Some product defects can cause serious harm to consumers, and some injured consumers may want to file a lawsuit seeking monetary compensation for their injuries. At Jacqueline A. Scott & Associates, we know that in these types of situations, consumers may have to prove what type of product defects occurred in order to have a successful case.

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